1. Spinach and Kale
Increase your vegetable intake with these 2 green leafy veggies. Both are packed full of vitamins A, C, & K, folate, potassium, magnesium, iron, lutein and phytochemicals.
2. Sweet Potatoes
Not only to be eaten on Thanksgiving, sweet potatoes are one of THE Best vegetables you can eat. Full of carotenoids, vitamin C, potassium and fiber. Most times baked with marshmallows to increase the sweetness.
3. Butternut Squash
Most commonly eaten in the summer time when fresh grown. This vegetable can be added to many meals including soup or stir-fry. High in fiber and vitamins A & C.
4. Grape Tomatoes
These small tomatoes are perfect for bite size snacks especially for vegetable trays. All the great nutritional characteristics of tomatoes condensed into a perfect little package. Rich in vitamin A & C, fiber, and phytochemicals.
Raw or cooked, broccoli is full of vitamin C, carotenoids and folic acid. Whether you like it crisp, or tender broccoli will give you all the nutrients you need.
6. Citrus fruits
Comes in all shapes, colors and sizes: oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit, tangerine, Clementine, mandarin, kumquat, Minneola, tangelo, and pummelo. Rich in vitamin C, folic acid, and fiber.
Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which help to reduce the risk of heart attacks. Wild salmon have less contaminants than farmed salmon.
8. Fat-Free, Skim, or 1% milk
An excellent source of calcium, vitamins, and protein. Like wise low-fat yogurt has these nutrients as well. But not 2% milk or soy milk unless they are added by the manufacturer.
9. Crisp breads
Whole grain rye crackers normally referred to as crisp breads are loaded with fiber and often fat free.
10. Brown rice
Quick cooking or regular brown rice has fiber, magnesium, vitamin E and B-6, copper, zinc, and phytochemicals that white rice or enriched rice do not have.
Add these foods to your diet and notice the difference in your health!